Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors

Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors features discussion of all things outdoors in the True North. With thousands of lakes and thousands of acres of forest, Paul Bunyan Country is home to some of the best fishing and hunting in North America and you'll hear from the some of the nation's best guides and anglers.

SAME SONG, SECOND VERSE: Hasse & Topper Make It...
For the second straight year, Chuck & Randy claim the Leech Lake Walleye Tournament Title and bring home over $15K! Plus we hear from The Aquatic Biologist On Zebra Mussels
20 min
BONUS PODCAST: Stuff To Do at The Knights Of Co...
The KC Walleye Classic is this Saturday and there will be 200 anglers on the water vying for the the $12,000+ top prize. But if you're not fishing, there's still a ton of stuff to do at the waterfront. Terry Belanger of All Pro Dads has the details, plus how to get your raffle ticket before the drawing Saturday.
9 min
Walleyes, Turkeys and Mushrooms: MATT BREUER Is...
This is Matt Breuer time! He loves fishing, turkey hunting and foraging and he's already done it all this year. He has all the details, including a wicked good start to the walleye season.
21 min
JOHN HOYER; The 2022 NWT Champion Is Already Tw...
John Hoyer is a man who loves what he does and what he does is catch alot of fish. He's the 2022 NWT Champ and he tells us about the first two tournaments of 2023 as he attempts to defend his title. He also talks late spring/early summer walleyes, the biggest changes and concerns he's seeing. Plus a Fast Five, of course.
27 min
FREED UP TO FISH! Jason Overcomes an Opening We...
Opening weekend was a bummer for Jason Freed of Leisure Outdoor Adventures. But after getting the boat fixed, all has been well since then. The Leech Lake bite is awesome and he's headed north to Vermilion soon. We cover it all, along with the obligatory Bemidji-Brainerd football talk and a fast five.
24 min
MUSKIES ARE COMING...And Isaiah Hahn Is Ready. ...
Isaiah Hahn of You Bet Fishing Guide Service updates us on the early walleye bite in the Park Rapids area. We also talk about his passion...muskies (we're just over a week away!). Also, we head to the Grand Rapids Area for the Lake of the Week, and Christina Regas is in to preview Bemidji's annual Take A Kid Fishing Event
39 min
MILLE LACS: We Put The Spotlight On Legendary L...
Lake Mille Lacs is in the spotlight. Mille Lacs Area Fisheries Supervisor Tom Heinrich is in to talk all things Mille Lacs...walleyes, smallies, trophy northerns, and record muskies.
24 min
FRESCH FRISCH: Mike Frisch of Fishin' The Midwe...
Mike Frisch of "Fishing The Midwest" returns to talk early season walleye in Alexandria area waters, as well as bass, his filming schedule and his teenage celebrity crush (and more) with the latest Fast Five
29 min
DUSTY & The Professor: Dusty Minke Talks NWT, B...
Two events in, Dusty Minke already has a Top 10 finish in the NWT. Plus, he updates the Leech Lake bite, admits to bass fishing (and with the beast he pulled in, why not?), his favorite new toys and a Fast Five. Then Bemidji State Aquatic Biology Professor Dr. Andy Hafs is back to discuss the effects of stocking muskies on a walleye population.
29 min
TOM WHITEHEAD: Fishing, Feathers and Foraging
Tom Whitehead checks in to talk early season fishing in the Brainerd Lakes area, along with turkey hunting, maple syrup and more. Plus his unique educational guide trips and a Fast Five.
28 min
DICK & BRADY: Early Season Walleye Tips, Why Fi...
Dick Beardsley and Brady Laudon LOVE to fish. They talk about the fun of early season walleye, guiding and other fish to pursue early in the year. Plus they discuss their diverging opinions on the latest electronics and do a Fast Five Duel.
30 min
The Red Lake Walleye Limit Is Up to Five. Tony Kennedy Says The Lake Is In the Best Shape Its Been In Since The Restoration. Plus, Trophy Northern, Crappies....And Down The Road...Sturgeon. Check It Out On The Latest Podcast.
21 min
While reports were spotty in general, it was lights out on Red Lake opening weekend. 100 fish days, bites everywhere and nice sizes. Legendary Red lived up to its hype this opener.
19 min
FAMILY FISHING: We Get Opener AND KC Walleye Cl...
We tried to start a family feud with two sets of Petersons...but they didn't really take the bait. They did have a lot to say about the opener and the upcoming KC Walleye Classic, however.
45 min
TOBY KVALEVOG: New Season, New Boat...Toby K Is...
Even though it looked bleak, turns out we'll be fishing tomorrow, and Toby Kvalevog will be flying across Leech Lake looking for walleyes. We'll get his thoughts on the upcoming season, the health of Leech Lake and several other topics that pop up. And of course, there's a Fast Five.
35 min
TONY ROACH: Ready For The Opener After Returnin...
Tony Roach was fishing in the Mississippi Delta while we were freezing, and got back just in time for the warmup and what will be a very pleasant opener. Must be clean livin'!
31 min
Mandy Uhrich is back and tells us tales of turkey teases, along with her thoughts on how things will shape up for the opener in the Brainerd Lakes area. Lots of wisdom and of course another Fast Five on the podcast.
27 min
KLASEN COMES HOME: Randy's Got A Brand New Groo...
Bemidji native Randy Klasen has come back to his roots after a long career teaching and coach basketball at Elk River. His love of fishing has given him a second career as a guide. We'll get the story and preview the opener on the latest podcast!
35 min
UNITED WAY TAKEOVER! The Luekens Village Foods ...
The Luekens Village Foods United Way Fishing Tournament just got HUGE! The United Way Of Bemidji Area is now teaming up with Lakes Area United Way in Brainerd. This means Crow Wing, Aitkin and Cass County Lakes join the fun.
23 min
BRUCE JEAN, FISHIN' MACHINE: Opener, Rainy, Mil...
Bruce Jean is back to preview the opener. We talk Rainy, Mille Lacs and early season crappies. Plus, he's got another Fishing Dad Joke, a nowhere close to Fast Five AND we find out why you need a cardiologist on hand at Bruce's fish camp.
43 min
Walker Area Fisheries Large Lake Specialist Carl Pederson has his annual check in as we put the spotlight on Leech Lake, one of Paul Bunyan Country's true stars. Carl covers everything going on in the lakes, plus we have our latest Lake of the Week, a little gem in Lengby, MN
40 min
CHUCK HASSE's Take On The Opener: Will We Be Fl...
Chuck Hasse of Leisure Outdoor Adventures Checks In With His Thoughts on Opening Weekend. Plus We Get the Latest on Leech Lake Walleyes, a recap on the winter bite, commiserate the Wild and cautiously celebrate the Twins start.
26 min
BRO BROSDAHL: Opening Thoughts
Bro Brosdahl loves fishing. He prefers hardwater, but he's ready to get in the boat. Will he be able to Opening Day? He gives us his thoughts, along with early season tips, hot new products and, of course, a Fast Five.
39 min
Jason Durham went ice fishing for the last time last Sunday...and now he waits...for floatable water. We are less than two weeks out from the opener and this year's weather reminds us of the Governor's Fishing Opener in Park Rapids a decade ago.
45 min
OUTDOORS EVERYTHING: DNR Northwest Regional Dir...
There are six divisions in the Minnesota DNR and Northwest Regional Director Theresa Ebbenga is in to talk about ALL of them. There's much more than walleyes and whitetails. Today's topic is EVERYTHING.
48 min